Whirlpool Corp. released its fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, surpassing Wall Street projections after a chaotic year.

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. will get a leg up on foreign competitors for at least another two years in the U.S. after a favorable tariff was renewed.

With less than a week remaining in his presidency, Donald Trump extended the “safeguard” tariffs on large residential washer imports for two years.

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